Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by Halcyondays:
3.85/5 rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a 22 oz. bomber, courtesy of an unknown Beachwood patron,
A: Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head, spotty lace.
S: Dark chocolate, Dutch cocoa, hint of coffee, charcoal, straight up porter nose.
T: Creamed coffee, dark chocolate with a nice roasted malt undecurrent. Well made, classic flavours.
M: Medium-bodied, drying finish, crisp carbonation.
O: A beer I had a long time ago, well before I was a BA, so it was cool to revisit it. I remember when this you to be in the old Top 100. I don't think it's that good, but it's very solid and a nice holiday treat.
Serving type: bottle
12-05-2012 06:58:38 | More by Halcyondays
More User Reviews:
4.19/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a murky brown-black with an enormous, thick khaki head that takes some time to recede.
S: Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, burnt toast, roasted grain, and kola nut vie for dominance against aromas of grass, herbs, grapefruit, lemon, lime, bitter orange, and juniper berry.
T: The entry offers up notes of coffee, dark chocolate, heavy cream, vanilla bean, leather, burnt toast, dried black cherry, kola nut, and roasted grain which are chased by flavors of lemon, lime, grapefruit, kumquat, bitter orange, herbs, grass, cedar, and juniper berry. The finish is slick and oily with a turbulent balance of roasted malt, bitter citrus, and pungent herb flavors.
M: Medium-bodied, slick, and silky. Carbonation is gentle and unobtrusive. All in all, this beer could stand to feature carbonation that is a little firmer, but this is a very minor qualm.
O: This is an excellent porter, one that expertly presents a balance of malt and hop aromas and flavors. I would recommend it highly to fans of the style.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 22:13:26 | More by mrfrancis
Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 1,686 ratings.